Welcome to our first ever newsletter. It’s been a busy few months since starting Searchlight in May 2021. In that time we’ve run two competitions, and begun our third; sent out our first agent/publisher pitch book – fingers crossed for our incredible writers – and are now working on our annual anthology of winning stories. Exciting times!
We are so proud of everyone who has entered but especially our winners. You can read extracts from their stories here.
We hope to support many, many writers on the road to publication. So, as well as offering you more opportunities to showcase your writing through Searchlight, in this newsletter we’ll be sharing our top tips for winning competitions. We also have a fantastic post on Finding Your Voice by our literary agent judge Amber Caravéo. A must read!